Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 29, 1432, Oct 27, 2011, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has chosen Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as Crown Prince and appointed him as Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.
According to a royal order issued here this evening, the monarch has notified the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission of his choice.
Earlier, the King held a meeting with the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission at his palace in Riyadh. During the meeting, Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al-Awwal (the first) bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Bandar bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud were sworn in before the monarch as new members of the Commission.
The King instructed princes to pledge allegiance to Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz as Crown Prince. Then Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received the pledge of allegiance from princes who wished him every success and to become the best assistant to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia steady security, stability and national integration.
01:33 LOCAL TIME 22:33 GMT